Christopher Lee Rhyne Review 73
Martin Scorsese's (((THE AVIATOR ))) a story of Howard Hughes, a ninfluential billionaire (Leonardo DiCaprio) takes place during the 20s and '40s, aviation at age 25. 1930's would bring speed and distance records accounted Hugh's dedication in aviation industry/history. DiCaprio and Blanchett deliver performance Academy Awards.
Widescreen OR Full-screen versions.
DVD CAST----- Cate Blanchett----- Leonardo DiCaprio----- Ian Holm----- Willem Dafoe----- Alec Baldwin----- John C. Reilly----- Danny Huston----- Kate Beckinsale----- Jude Law----- Alan Alda----- Adam Scott----- Loudon Wainwright----- Rufus Wainwright----- Martha Wainwright----- Gwen Stefani.
The mother bathing a boy, Hollywood during 1927, Swing life style, MGM, Hughes examines aviation reconstruction. Hughes 352 MPH silver bullet, Hepburn Estate and much more to understand. The conflict and the hard work are like drugs and alcohol for Hughes.
I really never got into aviation films so my last rate was 4****.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Interesting Story of an Aggressive Innovator!! 6/10
A very aggressive, true story of the rise and fall of a famous billionaire aviator, movie producer, playboy, and businessman. Howard Hughes had a dream, and fought throughout his lifetime to fulfill his dream, after continuously being discouraged by society.
His childhood dream was to fly the fastest planes ever built, make the biggest movies ever, and to be the richest man in the world.
He suffered a life-time of obsessive compulsive disorder related to a germ-phobia, for which we found interesting.
The movie is not filled with very much action and excitement, as it is more on the conservative side, therefore may not be of interests to all viewers, but is however very interesting from beginning to end.
Interesting film in aspect of the early development of North American single-wing airplanes and jumbo jets, and an aggressive individuals desire to achieve his dream.
We cannot say we are a Leonardo DiCaprio fan, but he did play a very descriptive role followed by an outstanding performance.
The movie does run 170 minutes, and keeps your interest throughout.
Era: Mid-1920's through 1940's.
We enjoyed the movie, and rate it a 6/10. Aviator is not a movie you may watch over and over again, but will be considered a nice addition to your home movie collection. We hope you enjoy it!!!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Good Movie !
Enjoyable because of the story line and the good casting.
The casting covered Jean Harlow (with singer Gwen Stefani), Ava Gardner (with Kate Beckinsale), and Katherine Hepburn (with Cate Blanchett).
The movie is a little long, but not hard to follow.
Definitely a good popcorn movie, and appears to be a realistic story on the man Howard Hughes. Leonardo DiCaprio played the man so well that any plotline failures are overshadowed by the acting.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Ambitious, intoxicating, flamboyant, exciting... and that's just Cate Blanchett's performance! Martin Scorsesse's direction and vision is a marvel and when you realize that Howard Hughes' did all of these things in this short glimpse of his life, it'll astound you that one man could be so inspiring and yet, so tragic a figure. Leonardo Dicaprio brings to life an egnimatic figure whose private struggle with obsessive-compulsive behaviour is saddening, yet his attempt to recreate the man who could life so big is quite an achievement. I saw this movie after watching so many of the other Oscar nominees and winners and wonder how this movie could have been overshadowed by any competition. Don't get me wrong, Million Dollar Baby is a good film, but the Aviator reaches to heights that only it can live at. Rent it or buy it, but be prepared to watch a recreation of a time and a place when one man could truly shake the world!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Howard Hughes' story
A decent movie about one of America's facinating personalities. Very convincing nostalgic look at the early twentieth century America. Dicaprio delivers a solid portrayal of Hughes. Cate Blanchett is wonderful, the Hughes/Hepburn dialog and interplay is very well done and entertaining as are many other scenes with Alan Alda and Alec Baldwin. The special features are also excellent, including the History Channel's "Howard Hughes Tech" feature. An entertaining and worthwhile DVD.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.